Taped earlier at The New York State Armory, the fashion spectacular included performances by R&B trio Destiny's Child, who sang "The Eight Days of Christmas" and salsa singer Marc Anthony, who performed "Tragedy."
There was a runway presentation, red carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most-celebrated fashion show.
What you won't see is activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who rushed the stage during the taping, interrupting Giselle Bundchen as she strutted down the runway in a beaded bra and panties, thigh-high black stockings and red strappy heels. The four female protesters, carrying signs that read "Giselle: Fur Scum," shouted at the model as she calmly completed her runway turn.
The protesters were taken away, the lights went down and that segment of the show was redone. As Bundchen strode out for the second time in the same outfit, the audience erupted into applause for the composed supermodel.
The animal rights group has mounted a campaign against Bundchen because of her recent deal to appear in Blackglama fur ads, PETA spokesman Michael McGraw said. "PETA hopes it won't have to protest future public appearances," McGraw said Friday.
The show also attracted a varied group of celebrities. Huddled up together were Donald Trump, girlfriend Melania Knauss and former Talk magazine publisher Tina Brown. Two seats away was sports broadcaster Ahmad Rashad, and rounding out the front row, were soap queen Susan Lucci, "Sex and the City" costume designer Patricia Field and model Tyson Beckford.
The crowd also included such famous faces as Woody Harrelson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gina Gershon, Lenny Kravitz, Deion Sanders, magician David Blaine and "The Other Half" co-host Mario Lopez.